Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Bitter in the Mouth

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Bitter in the Mouth
By Monique Truong
Publication Date: August 31

From Amazon:

Growing up in the small town of Boiling Springs, North Carolina, in the 70s and 80s, Linda believes that she is profoundly different from everyone else, including the members of her own family. Now in her thirties, Linda looks back at her past when she navigated her way through life with the help of her great-uncle Harper, who loves her and loves to dance, and her best friend Kelly, with whom Linda exchanges almost daily letters. For as long as she can remember, Linda has experienced a secret sense—she can “taste” words, which have the power to disrupt, dismay, or delight. Even as Linda makes her way north to Yale and New York City, she still does not know the truth about her past.Then, when a personal tragedy compels Linda to return to Boiling Springs, she gets to know a mother she never knew and uncovers a startling story of a life, a family.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link below!

33 comments:

T.V and Book Addict said...

My pick this week is The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams. It sounds pretty neat and so does yours although admittedly it's not my kind of read.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds very intriguing...the idea is unique, isn't it?

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/waiting-on-wednesday-14/

Tina's Blog said...

My TBR list just keeps getting longer!
Here's my pick:
http://www.readinggroupguides.com/art/covers/120w/9780778328896.jpg

NotNessie @ Today's Adventure said...

Sounds interesting.

bookfanmary said...

It sounds like a book I'd love!

Sa Toya said...

What a gorgeous cover...such a pretty flower.
I'm still in two minds on whether to add it to my TBR list...hmm I just might!

Diane said...

Great one Jill; I hadn't heard of this one. Thanks and enjoy!

Lale said...

That looks so interesting! Kind of reminds me of...synesthesia, I think, which I've always been fascinated by.

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

This one looks interesting. Very unique idea, that's for sure! Reminds me of a book I read a while ago about a person who saw emotions as colors (or something like that - can't remember the specifics!).

Mine is here.

Book Sake said...

I saw this one the other day and thought it sounded great as well.

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

Yes, Lale! The book I read previously had a character who has synethesia. I couldn't think of the word! :)

GABY said...

Looks interesting! The cover is lovely.

Erika said...

interesting pick. love the title! :)

mine is here :)

Alayne said...

I want, want, want this book SO bad. :) It reminds me of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. Great pick! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Marce said...

Wow that one sounds good.

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

I recently added this to my TBR list. Great pick!

Crystal said...

I've put this on my release calendar - it sounds really interesting. And it's partially set in NC - I'm a sucker for novels in NC.

You've come up with a great one again!

Joy said...

Interesting concept and storyline.
Have a great week!

Meaghan said...

Looks like another great pick this week...my "to be read" pile is getting way to big!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Interesting time period!!

elizabeth said...

Interesting pick.

Kinsey said...

Woo! So fun. I need to force myself to read newer books, so this is a great way to get interested.

Blueicegal ♥ said...

first time participating love this meme :)

Alison said...

What an interesting book. I wish I could "taste" words, or similarly, see colors associated with words and numbers.

luv46kdz said...

Your book sounds really interesting! Mine is Ilona Andrews new series, The Edge. Here is is -

WOW

Paula
Tomes Devotee

Kah Woei said...

Tasting words ... sounds intriguing.

llt806 said...

I agree, this sounds intriguing.

Mine:http://readergirls.blogspot.com/2010/06/waiting-on-wednesday_17.html

Nikki-ann said...

Sounds like an interesting one, I bet you can't wait to read it :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hi, Jill...I have an award for you here:

http://laurelrainsnow.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/the-versatile-blogger-award/

Amused said...

This book sounds great and that cover is beautiful! I think I'll be checking this one out!

bermudaonion said...

I'd like to read this simply because it's set in Boiling Springs!

Pretty Little Blogger said...

these books sound interesting

Amy said...

Looks fantastic! Adding it to my TBR pile :)